Planting the seeds for future success

Staff and volunteers at Age UK North Tyneside launch it's 2020 Vision.
Staff and volunteers at Age UK North Tyneside launch it's 2020 Vision.

A charity has planted the first seeds of what it hopes will be a successful few years.

Staff, volunteers, customers and friends of Age UK North Tyneside have launched the organisation’s 2020 Vision.

We are all very excited about the launch of our new five-year strategy

Chief executive Alma Cauldwell

Events were held in the borough where chief executive Alma Cauldwell outlined the organisation’s main aims and spoke about the plans for the next five years, including the expansion of its professional care and support services.

The 2020 Vision sets out a framework for sustaining Age UK North Tyneside’s charitable work, supporting older people and fulfilling its overarching mission – ‘to help people make more of later life.’

Ms Caldwell said: “We are all very excited about the launch of our new five-year strategy, which demonstrates how we embrace the needs of our customers across the borough and beyond.”

To find out more about Age UK North Tyneside, and the 2020 Strategy, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside

Ms Caldwell added: “Our ambition is to work together with others to help make North Tyneside a great place to grow older.”

Age UK will continue to expand the range of support it offers including providing a range of specialist services for individuals living with dementia and their carers; addressing isolation and loneliness and ensuring older people in all their diversity are valued, respected and have their voices heard.

To celebrate the launch, attendees were each given special eco-friendly sunflower seeds from an innovative local company, Seedcell to mark the start of this exciting journey.

There will be a prize for the tallest sunflowers grown at the launch of the new company on August 5.